Video Counseling

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Telehealth?

Telehealth is broadly defined as the provision of healthcare/counseling services through telecommunication technologies. My practice currently offers Video Counseling as an option for clients. Video Counseling offers many of the same benefits that a face-to-face session would.

What are the benefits of video counseling?

  • Convenience. You can access your counseling session from anywhere.
  • Comfort. You can create a unique therapy experience by setting up your space in whatever way speaks to you. Wear comfy clothing, grab a blanket, make yourself a hot cup of tea or coffee, put a few drops of lavender oil in your diffuser, and grab your dog. Create an environment where you can feel relaxed and take a break from stress. This is your time!
  • Time. No travel time. This can offer some relief when you already struggle to find enough hours in the day for everything on your plate.

How does video counseling work?

  • To access your Telehealth session, you will need a computer with a webcam; a smartphone with video ability; or an iPad/tablet.
  • At the time of our session, you will receive an automatic email message from Simple Practice (a HIPPA complete, secure system) and enter a virtual waiting room.
  • It is often helpful to use headphones while on the call to minimize interference of outside sound. I would also recommend finding a quiet, private place to talk and minimize distractions.
  • If you are home and are concerned about privacy, put a noise machine, fan, or music device directly outside of the door on the floor so that your session is not audible to others in your house.

Contact me today for a free phone consultation. I can answer any questions you may have, and can discuss whether video counseling is an appropriate option for you! If technology stresses you out, no worries- I can walk you through it and help you troubleshoot when we get started.

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